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  • #16
    There are several different meds that work like flomax. Cardura and hytrin are two --- and I think there are others. My husband couldn't tolerate flomax --- it caused nasal and bronchial congestion for him.

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    • #17
      Neurontin is a Rx medicine that can be used to treat nerve pain. I think generally it is prescribed for shingles, but I've seen MANY people prescribed with it on the IC and PFD forums.
      Diagnosed with IC: October 2006

      Related diagnoses: PFD, chronic back pain, vulvodynia, IBS, anxiety.

      Lots of water
      Fiber, when I can remember...
      Elmiron (I'm down to 200mg per day)
      Kegels (10 sets of 10 second holds per day)
      Yoga and Pilates, each weekly
      Exercise 3x weekly

      Have tried:
      PT for PFD and chronic back pain (VERY helpful)
      IC diet (I'm not diet-sensitive while on Elmiron)


      • #18
        i think i'll ask my doc about neurotonin tomorrow. i'm sure she looooooooves me, i'm so sensitive to ALL meds. but i am DESPERATE.


        ps-donna, i'm also asking about surgery. it's just too much to bear right now.
        (Added by ICNMgrJill on 5/19/08. I am sad to share that Verdicries (aka Tracy) lost her life in a tragic accident just a few days ago. We will miss her support, her encouragement, her sense of humor and, of course, the joy that she found as a mother and wife).

        Tracy ~ 29 years old with Toxoplasmosis (from birth), Fibro/CFS (since age 13...ouch), severe IC, IBS-D, severe PFD (surgery made it even worse), vulvodynia, hiatal hernia, GERD, ulcers, severe gastritis, numbness/tingling in extremeties, pelvic nerve damage--mainly urethral, urinary retention, pelvic reconstruction 7.10.07 (fixed rectocele, rectal prolapse, lifted bladder, urethra, uterus, and repaired vaginal walls), Raynaud's, 2 severely herniated discs in neck and one in low back, anemia, PCOS, anxiety/depression/panic attacks (since forever). Still having major bowel problems (inability to empty rectum...any ideas?? ).

        I'd like to be on House, MD as a medical mystery.

        Married to Craig, a saint amongst men...who puts up with me and my eccentricities...

        Connor & Mommy by the tree:

        Connor with happy!

        I take: LIQUID Atarax, Flomax, Soma (yet again), acidophilus, Glucosamine/Chondroitin with MSM & collagen, d-mannose. MAJOR flare from Cystoprotek! Re-trying freeze dried aloe vera w/some decent results!

        Tried and failed: Elavil, Ultram, Prosed DS, Benadryl, Bentyl, Valium, Ativan, Zanaflex, Librax, Sanctura (all caused retention among other things), bladder instills (owwwwww!), Elmiron (allergic-throat tightening). Failed Interstim-no feeling in sacral nerves...

        I'm allergic to penicillan, sulfa, reglan, quinolones, clindamycin, and now LATEX!